In the latest dev branch of django they are introducing the capability to point to a set of templates when you run
django-admin.py startapp --template=/my/path/to/app_template
That is cool but limited in that you are restricted in terms of the variables you can pass it. I think Pycharm does a better job of templates allowing you to put in dates etc, but pycharm only works on a per file template basis. Is there any chance we could get support for the notion of a template as a collection of files so it asks you for the name of the app and goes crazy?